Policies for use of Silicon Valley campus facilities apply to all students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
The NASA Research Park is a shared facility, including many other companies, residents, and agencies; please be respectful in common areas and do not disturb tenants in other buildings. Access to NASA Ames Research Center and Moffett Field is limited to authorized personnel only. Restricted areas are marked with security fences and gates.
For questions about the use of CMU facilities in B23 and B19, or to contact our NASA facilities liaison, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food and drink policy
Keys, door locking, and lock-out policies
Each member of the SV campus will receive a key to their respective spaces and common areas. Any additional keys must be requested from facilities with approval from a faculty advisor or supervisor.
The front and back doors to Building 23 are unlocked weekdays 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Friday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.). All doors are locked on weekends and during holidays. Your CMU ID card works as a swipe key to enter Building 23 after hours at the main front entrance on S. Akron Road or the main rear entrance near the parking lots. The labs behind B23 will remain locked at all times; you must have a key to enter. The doors into Building 19 are not locked or secured.
Individual rooms and offices within Buildings 19 and 23 are to be kept locked when not in use.
Locked Out Procedures
If you are locked out of your office, lab or student room, first please see if you can find a fellow student or faculty/staff member to let you in. If you cannot find someone, contact NASA Security following the steps below.
Note: Access to offices and labs is restricted to individuals authorized to be in those spaces. Only staff or faculty will be let into their individual offices. To gain access to lab space you will need to show the officer the lab's room key or swipe card upon entry. Officers will deny access to unauthorized individuals.
- Contact NASA Security dispatch at 650-604-5416
- Security will meet you in the room. You will be asked to show the officer your CMU ID card as identification. If your ID is locked in the room you can show it to the officer upon entry.
- The security officer will escort you into the room and wait while you collect your personal items. If you need to stay in the room to work, you will be asked to show that specific room key to the officer.
- The security officer will lock the door and log the incident.
After contacting NASA, if there are any issues with the response or procedure, you may also contact:
Stacy Marshall, 408-306-9417
Steven Rosenberg, 650-302-3284
Cyclists must follow all bicycle operation and equipment laws.
- Helmets are required for any cyclists entering the NASA Research Park.
- Never use earbuds/headphones while operating any vehicle
- Bicycles should be equipped with a white headlight on the front of the bike, red tail light on the rear of the bike, and side reflectors. Powered lights are also required if riding at night or when it is dark. Nighttime safety light kits with LED lights are available online or at major sporting goods/retail stores.
- All bikes must also be equipped with a brake that enables riders "to make one braked wheel skid on dry, level, clean pavement."
- Riders failing to comply with these laws will be ticketed.
Please secure all bicycles at racks, located behind B23 on the east patio and behind and in front of B19. There are other companies and schools in the NASA Research Park. If people see an unlocked bike they may take it to ride to another building.
Do NOT lock bikes to stair railings or bring bicycles inside B23 or B19. (You may see other tenants in B19 bringing bicycles into their offices; this is not permitted in CMU spaces.)
Abandoned Bike Removal Policy
CMU-SV will follow the following procedure for the removal of abandoned bikes on campus. NASA Public Safety also does checks for abandoned bikes at Bldg 19.
- Three times a year, at the end of each semester, facilities will announce to the all students email list that bicycles left in the bike racks or elsewhere on the CMU-SV campus during the specified period will be tagged.
- Any tagged bikes still left after two weeks will be considered abandoned and will be removed from the racks.
- Abandoned bikes will be stored for 90 days and may be reclaimed by their owners during this time.
- After 90 days, any broken or damaged abandoned bikes will be disposed of.
- Those bikes that are determined to be operational will be kept for our loaner bike program.
Owners seeking to claim a bicycle that has been removed from a CMU-SV rack must contact email@example.com
NASA Smoking Policy
The following Smoking Policy applies to everyone who enters NASA/NRP/Moffett Field.
Smoking is permitted outdoors in designated smoking areas ONLY:
Bldg 23 - At the back of the building, on the east side near the parking area.
Bldg 19 - There are 5 designated smoking areas. See map.
Observe all posted signs regarding smoking and non-smoking areas. If you do smoke outside in a designated smoking area, please extinguish cigarettes and dispose of any cigarette butts in the ash receptacles provided. DO NOT throw waste on the ground. Do your part, please help keep the environment clean. Note compliance is mandatory.
Smoking is not permitted under the following conditions:
- At any time inside any ARC-owned building or leased facility.
- In government vehicles.
- Applies to all employees and non-employees alike.
- Permitted only in outdoor areas, except in places where smoking must be prohibited for operational or safety reasons (i.e., hazardous/flammable material areas, etc.)
There is no fee or permit required for parking in the NASA Research Park. Park only in designated spaces in lots behind B23 or B19, or on the side of the street along Akron Road in green zones only. Obey all signs and follow directions of any NASA security personnel. Do not park in the Wescoat Village streets or neighborhoods.
Note: Long-term parking is not allowed on campus. NASA Protective Services policy allows for parking up to the maximum of 18 hours.
Electrical Vehicle Charging
There are 8 rapid electrical vehicle chargers located at the NASA Visitor's Center by the main Moffett Field gate. Cost is $0.25/minute you are charging. Note: There are no slower level 2 chargers located on the NASA Research Park.
After-hours, weekend and holiday access
Building 23 entrances will be locked weekdays after 9 pm (6 pm Friday), all day on weekends and during holidays; Building 19 entrances are open and unsecured at all times. You may enter Building 23 by swiping your CMU ID card at the front or back entrance to B23.
If you are accidentally locked out of a room or building and cannot find a student or faculty/staff member to let you back in, please follow the Lock Out Procedures above.
In case of emergency
Contact NASA Dispatch
From on-campus office phone: 911
After reporting, immediately contact
Steven Rosenberg, 650-302-3284
or Stacy Marshall, 408-306-9417
Non-emergencies: call NASA Protective Services at 650-604-5416
NASA procedures and university policy require total evacuation if an alarm is sounding. Evacuation route maps are posted throughout B23 & B19. Learn your evacuation routes and exits in advance. Know at least two ways out of your area.
Exit quickly and in an orderly fashion. Do not use the elevators.
Once outside, move away from the building to the designated assembly area so you can be accounted for. If you are in a classroom please stay with your group so your teacher can account for your presence. Do not return to the building when the alarm is turned off. Instead, wait for instructions from emergency personnel that it is safe to do so.